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. >>> so, it is official, detroit will become the largest u.s. city ever to file for bankruptcy. a judge handing down this landmark decision to approve the filing tuesday. so it now clears the way for the motor city to slash an estimates 18 millions in debt. including reducing pensions for city workers. it's quite controversial. many of those workers protested that decision outside of the courthouse tuesday. >>> an impressive move by the legislature. they've approved an enormous plan to the state's shortfall. public unions opposed the bill and promise to take legal action. they argue that the legislation is unfair for retirees and workers who will see their benefits cut because of what they called government mismanagement. >> this battle has been going on for years. unfortunately, something has to happen. if not, it's another detroit. >> it was a mess. >> it is a mess. >>> recent outbreaks of meningitis at princeton and uk santa barbara are troubling individuals. this is the type of infection for which the united states does not have an approved vaccine. so in a rare move, federal offici
city commuter train that left four passengers killed and dozens more injured. they say the metro north train was going 82 miles an hour! >> wow. >> into a sharp curve that had a 30 miles an hour speed limit. that, folks s a bad combination. but it is still too soon, they say, to determine who or what is to blame here. a lot of questions. cnn's renee marsh is following developments for us. >> reporter: john and zoraida, we know this morning how fast that commuter train was going but still don't know why. the report shows that the train was traveling at approximately 82 miles an hour as it went into a 30-mile-an-hour curve. that is too fast for an approach that had a speed limit of 70 and way too fast for the curve's 30 miles per hour limit. deepening the mystery, the ntsb says in two minutes, the train insplikly went 82 before jumping the track. mechanical problem or human error is too early to tell. rockefeller, 20-year veteran of the record, why was the train going so fast? we know investigators say he tried to brake but the train didn't stop according to a law enforcement official. t
order may not arrive so fast this morning. restaurant workers in 100 major u.s. cities are threatening to walk off the job demanding higher wages and demanding the right to unionize. 53 lawmakers have written letters to mcdonald's, devices. >> developing now secretary of state john kerry is in jerusalem with talks with benefitingin netanyahu. they are discussing the recent nuclear deal struck with iran. kerry then heads to ramallah with a meeting with mahmoud abbas. the secretary is trying to get to those peace talks kick-started between the israelis and the palestinians. we have a live report for you from jerusalem that is in our next half hour. >>> vice president biden trying to ease tensions between japan and incline. he is in beijing. biden telling chinese leader that america will not recognize the zone. both japan and china claim to have sovereignty over the disputed region. >>> the head of the operations says preparations are on track to start moving the deadly chemical agents but right now, a lack of security on the main road connecting damascus is causing a lot of concerns for
on what caused that deadly train redetailment in new york city. the pictures are stunning. four people were killed and 67 others injured and 11 critical when this metro north train went careening off the tracks sunday morning. the ntsb is investigating and will no doubt be looking at speed and brake failure as two possible causes. this morning, metro north has started the process of upriding these train cars which you can see laying on their side right now. cnn's alexander field is live in the bronx in new york. what is the latest? >> reporter: they are trying to right side the train cars and starting in the back of the train where the locomotive was and lift up the other subsequent cars. overnight we learned the names of the victims killed in this trash. they are the following. we are hearing from the survivors, passengers on board that train and they are telling us about the terrifying moments of when the train stopped short of the harlem river. >> i thought i'm going to die. >> i hurt my arm. >> i heard hearing crunching and grinding and saw stars in front of my eyes and thought, my
. the city is dealing with packed snow and ice on the roadways and highways and more snow in the forecast for tomorrow night. >> looks cold there. gas cans and flashlights flying off the shelves in tennessee this morning. a state of emergency declared after storm expected to wallop that state today. utility officials bracing for massive power outages. let's bring in meteorologist indra petersons. she drew the short straw and live in memphis, tennessee, this morning. how do things look there, indra? >> right now, things are pretty mild. it's that calm before the storm but a few hours away, everything could change here in memphis. the national weather service with its new experimental, the first year we have an ice impact index. is calling the potential here in memphis to be a category 3. what does that mean? potential of over half an inch of freezing rain. you get that ice there, half an inch of ice on the power lines we talked about power outages could last as long as five days. let's take a look at the satellite. the radar show you where this system is. it's already done a ton of damage
on interstate near kansas city leaving a person and a child critical injured. seven cars and a tractor-trailer were all involved in the accident. across the country, at least seven people have died in storm related incidents. >>> oh! oh, my gosh! >> wow. imagine how terrifying to witness that. sheets of ice literally flying off the rooftops in north texas. that scene in plano where ice collected for days because of the storm system we had. >> oh, my! >> it was some two inches thick when temperatures started to rise and melt and it simply slid off. amazingly, no one was hurt. some cars were damaged, though. as for those who saw it happened, they say it was frightening! >> my dog started barking and i heard the ice starting to break away from the roof. you could hear it. don't walk on the sidewalk, anybody! >> those are some amazing pictures! >> the sounds is just chilling. just chilling to hear that. oh, my goodness. indra petersons is watching this storm. have you ever seen anything like that? >> i have not being a west coaster. what we are dealing with several days is another system m
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